Brighton & Hove Albion Select Two Charity Partners For 2017/18 Season

Brighton & Hove Albion have selected Sussex-based charities RISE and Chailey Heritage Foundation as the club’s two charity partners for the 2017/18 season.

The club will join forces with both charities over the course of the season, alongside its own charitable arm, Albion in the Community, and will continue to support a number of long-standing charity partners.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

Chailey Heritage Foundation pictures with the first team at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre at the start of the 2017_18 season
Chailey Heritage Foundation pictures with the first team at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre at the start of the 2017_18 season. Photo Paul Hazlewood.

They are recognised as one of the UK’s leading centres for children and young adults with neurological motor impairment such as cerebral palsy, and have a national reputation for their work in supporting young people’s communication and developing independence through powered mobility.

The charity’s aim is to provide a stimulating environment where all young people have an opportunity to pursue their full potential.

Chailey Heritage development director, Sally-Anne Murray, said, “We are delighted to be together in the Premier League with Brighton & Hove Albion as their charity partner this season. With the club’s supporters behind us, together we can make a real difference to the lives of these young people with complex disabilities.” 

The club and Albion in the Community also work with a number of national and local charities on an ongoing basis, including the Royal British Legion, Tickets for Troops, Children in Need, Sport Relief, Sussex Heart Charity, the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, Kick it Out, Football v Homophobia and Show Racism the Red Card.